Budget Family holidays… how cheap can you go?
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I can’t wait to take the kids to KL Six people, five grand, four countries… one amazing adventure. Two wines too many and I got us into this mess. I agreed to a challenge, to take my family of six … Read More

Drive around the world with your kids
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We often turn the dial to ABC Radio National “Life Matters” and one of today’s stories is of a Melbourne family who spent a year driving around the world.

Centennial Park, Sydney – Tawny Frogmouths
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In Centennial Park Sydney there are Tawny Frogmouths huddled together, camouflaged in the paperbark trees.  

Fun Travel
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Would you cross this bridge with your family?

books and kids
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  Listen to Marshall McLuhan’s thoughts on our global village 52 years ago. Marshall McLuhan “The World is a Global Village,” May 18, 1960

One thing I can’t travel without
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We’ve been collecting what kids say about travel. Here’s a snippet of what’s to come.

Ulysses
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Elastico’s latest creation: Greek myths and historical figures, from Polyphemus to Scylla and Charybdis, from Aeolus to the Trojan horse. Interactivity touch-sensitive animation and sound effects moving figures objects you can throw, drag and tilt Features -Original soundtrack and illustrations … Read More

Better ways to travel – public transport
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And how does it work – see what Shweeb say

‘Around the World’ kids activity eBook
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On Monday April 16 Itchee Feet’s book Around the World in 80 Ways will be released as an eBook. This means it’s more portable than ever. This book has dozens of completely original travel activities, suitable for the whole family, … Read More

Super Harry’s Rotten Luck
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Written by Nina Lim “Super Harry’s Rotten Luck ” is illustrated by Rebecca Kellie. From the author’s website: “For Ages: 3-8 years This interactive CHILDREN’S STORYBOOK app promotes EARLY LEARNING and helps your children develop READING skills by connecting the … Read More

Play School Art Maker
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Make a movie with Big Ted, Humpty, Jemima and all the playschool characters – you do the voice overs! Fun? You bet. We have to hustle the kids to get a chance to play it. This is a beautiful app. What … Read More

Zoo Train
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What’s in the app? Picture Puzzles, Whistle Music, Train Builder, Word Builder, Track Tycoon, Stickers Interactivity: – Drag and drop in the games – Play train whistles Price: $1.99 Riot Rating **** This is for early/pre-readers. Matching letters in the word building train is excellent. The pattern making … Read More

Dropophone
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Summary Dropophone is a music by droplets app. You are the composer and with a 6 second loop you build droplet by droplet the sounds you want. It is as simple or complex as you like. Based on Lullatone’s album … Read More

The Three Little Pigs
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Summary Nosy Crow tells the story of the 3 little pigs where the van driving wolf gets his bum burnt sliding down the chimney after huffing and puffing. Recommended Ages: 3-7 and excellent as a storybook reading tool Interactivity: – … Read More

Minecraft
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Update: Still the most popular game in the house. We have made sure that RIOT are only using server groups with known friends. Summary: Minecraft is a building block game with night monsters. Build shelters for protection. Travel wherever you … Read More

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